Project Profiles

Project profiles :



Architectural and Historic Building Experience during the last decade includes the following:


New Farm, Woodhouses Whitchurch, Staffordshire. Internal re-ordering and externally redesigning of a large but bleak Victorian mansion

Regional Office and Business Centre for Barclays Bank at Sir Frank Whittle Way, Derby. Client Henry Boot Fast Track.

Condition survey and "holding repairs" to roofs and zinc dormers and flashings at the 1871 Sheffield United Gas Company Building, Commercial Street, Sheffield. The building is in the French Renaissance style and listed Grade II.

20,000 sq. ft. industrial development, Meadowbank Industrial Park, Sheffield for Hallamshire Investments.

Hillock Farm, Eyam. Restoration and extension of a Grade 2 listed farmhouse, in Eyam , Derbyshire, within the Peak District National Park

75,000 sq. ft. extension to Carters Soft Drinks Factory, Kegworth

Development of thirty no. three-bedroom houses at Blackwell, South Derbyshire for JAB Short Ltd.

Refurbishment of one hundred terraced houses grant aided by Sheffield City Council. Total value approx. £1.0m.

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Development of twenty four-bedroom houses for Cameron Houses.

Extension to MFI Showroom. St. Mary's Gate, Sheffield. Client John Lewis Partnership.

Development of 2000 sq. m. offices for Messrs. Willis Wrightson, Broomhill, Sheffield. Client J. Finnegan.

Development of thirty no. three and four bedroom houses at Mansfield. Client: JAB Short Ltd.

Development of thirty-nine flats at Ratcliffe Gardens, Mansfield for the Nottingham Community Housing Association.

Conservation and small extension of a 19th century house influenced by Butterworth in Windsor.

Extension to the Riverside Country House Hotel, Ashford-in-the-Water, a fine Grade II listed 17th century country house, now an hotel in a Conservation Area within the Peak District National Park. Client: Mr. & Mrs. R. Taylor.

Landscaping proposals and Car Park for the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire. Clients: The National Trust.

Proposed opera pavilion and backstage facilities along with vintage car museum at Gawsworth Hall, Cheshire for Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Richards.

Condition Survey of Innisdoon, Chesterfield Road, Mansfield. The house is a typical example of an "Arts & Crafts" dwelling, very dilapidated and still at risk.

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Condition Survey, insurance valuation advice, conservation and careful conversion to a Medical Centre of Malvern House in the Mapperly Park Conservation Area in Nottingham for Dr. M. Stevens. This substantial villa built in a complex high Victorian, French influenced late Gothic/early Renaissance style was designed by Fotheringall for one of Nottingham's lace "Barons". It is listed Grade II.

Garden designed for a house in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire.

Restoration of the Old Wellington, Manchester - a half-timbered Scheduled Ancient Monument dated 1530, one of the oldest buildings in Manchester, building damaged by the IRA Manchester bomb in June 1996. Client: Bass Tavern Ltd.

Alterations and change of use to Eyam Methodist Church to create Eyam Museum telling the story of the Plague in Eyam.

Development of six houses at Elton, South Derbyshire for Peak Rural Housing Association.

New Village Hall, Calver, Derbyshire.

Conservation of farmhouse, conversion of large barns and glazed links connecting the individual buildings to create a large country house around three sides of a courtyard

New stone built house in Stocksmoor, Huddersfield

Conservation and Restoration of 17th century coach house and barns and their conversion to a visitor restaurant and shop, Tissington Hall, Derbyshire. Client: Sir Richard FitzHerbert, Bt. Awards: Council for the Protection of Rural England Award for Conservation 1999. Derbyshire Green Award 1999. C.L.A. Conservation Award 1999.

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Newbridge Farm, Peak District National Park: Restoration and enlargement of a derelict Derbyshire farmhouse creating a substantial family country house.

Extension of 19th century Baroque style school, Tissington Hall Estate. Clients: Sir Richard & Lady Caroline FitzHerbert.

Relocation and extension of The Old Wellington (subsequent to its restoration!) and of Sinclairs Oyster Bar (1720) to a new site adjacent to Manchester Cathedral as part of the comprehensive redevelopment of part of Manchester City Centre. The buildings were moved by Manchester City Council who adopted a Design & Build project managed by MACE. David Lewis Associates were appointed by both building owners, Bass Retail and Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) to design the relocated complex, prepare indicative working drawings illustrating the owners requirements, assist with all negotiations, and to oversee the move and monitor quality on their behalf in the capacity of Architect and Conservation Expert. Approx. value £3.6m.

Expert advice to Bass Taverns and Samuel Smith Old Brewery concerning their opposition to a proposed £4m landscaping scheme by the City of Manchester owing to a design flaw which would have been seriously detrimental to our clients. Our evidence and suggestions, and negotiations conducted both by Planning Consultants and ourselves resulted in the City altering its proposals to overcome our clients' concerns.

Condition Survey of the Grade I 16th century half-timbered ranges of Adlington Hall, Cheshire, and of parts of Tudor Great Hall (1472) including leaded windows and unique throne canopy. Client: Mrs. Camilla Legh.

Conversion of the Listed Grade II classically inspired Art Deco 1936 Jewish Synagogue at Wilson Road, Sheffield to a church with conference facilities for Sheffield City (Baptist) Church. Service includes conservation of the building fabric including cast stonework. Value £650,000.

Conservation, Restoration, Alterations and Extension to 17th century farmhouse and barns in Parwich, Derbyshire. Client: Mr. & Mrs. M. Gerard-Pearse. Completed 1999. Value - Confidential.

Condition Survey and report on defective repairs to roofs at Belmont Hall, Ipstones, Staffordshire for Mrs. A.L. Wheatley. Belmont Hall is a Palladian Villa listed Grade II dated 1780.

Conversion and linking of two stone 19th century barns to create a single modern house

New Village Hall, Hulland, South Derbyshire. Value £250,000 Millennium Commission funded.

1999 Westlowe House, Hathersage, Derbyshire: Conservation and alterations of a substantial country House in the Arts and Crafts Style dated 1910.

Condition Survey and conversion to Head Offices of Milford Country House Hotel, Bakewell for Messrs. T.C. Harrison of Sheffield. The substantial building is Listed Grade II, dated 1861 and is an eclectic version of the Scottish Baronial Style with classical influences.

Quinquennial inspections and conservation projects at churches with dates varying from the fourteenth century to the twentieth century.

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Quinquennial inspection of Eyam Hall, 17th Century manor house, Eyam, Listed Grade II*

Development of thirty houses at Rushpool Farm, Mansfield for JAB Short.

Design for fitting out new Jewellery Shop within Grade II* Listed Victoria Arcade in Leeds.

Conservation and Alterations to Castern Hall, Staffordshire, an early 18th century Grade II* country house.

External alterations and new garden, Bishops House Museum, Sheffield. Listed Grade II*, sixteenth century half-timbered house.

Converting Grade II Listed stable block on the Sudbury Hall Estate to Village Hall.

New Village Hall at Holbrook, Staffordshire. Value Approx. £400,000-00.

Consultancy and Justification Statement to accompany a Planning Application for a major redevelopment in the City of Westminster involving very substantial new building adjacent to a Grade 1 Listed Church along with alterations and partial demolition of buildings within a Conservation Area. Approx. Value- £25m Client :- Great Portland Estates, London.

Consultancy and Proof of Evidence for a Public Inquiry regarding redevelopment involving substantial new building and the demolition of listed buildings in the conservation Area of Hammersmith and Broadway, South London. On the basis of our design advice, the Proof of Evidence, and negotiations with the Planning Authority, the design was slightly amended and Planning Permission granted enabling the Planning Appeal to be withdrawn. Approx Development Value £4.5m. Client Romulus Construction Ltd., Hammersmith.

20,000 sq. ft. industrial development, Lumley Street, Sheffield for ARP Developments.

Feasibility proposals for luxury canal side apartments at Meadowhall, Sheffield.

Extension and alterations to Rose Cottage dated 1851 attributed to Joseph Paxton. Listed Grade 2

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Adlington Hall, Cheshire :- Conservation of the Great Hall Tudor window dated 1475 including leaded lights and stone tracery.

Adlington Hall, Cheshire :- Conservation of half timbering on the east elevation of the East Range dated 1530.

Architectural and design services for fitting-out Jewellers shops in Solihull, Milton Keynes and Hatton Gardens London for Messrs Fraser Hart.

Expert Consultancy and Justification Statement to accompany a Planning Application for converting a Brewing Tower dated 1830 to apartments within a Conservation Area in Sheffield involving controversial partial demolition. This forms part of a major redevelopment. Planning Permission has now been granted. Client:- J.F. Finnegan, Sheffield.

Expert Consultancy and Proof of Evidence for a Public Inquiry regarding redeveloping and Extending Britannia House, Beadon Street, Hammersmith, adjacent to the Hammersmith and Broadway Conservation Area. The Planning Authority has now indicated its willingness to accept the Proof of Evidence and grant Planning Permission. The Appeal has therefore been deferred awaiting the outcome. Client :- Romulus Construction Ltd, Hammersmith.

Highfield House, Scunthorpe dated 1830:- Demolition of numerous extensions and detailed conservation and restoration of a fine Arts and Crafts Villa, dating from 1883 including alterations but maintaining its use as a Managed Club. Full Architectural and Conservation Service including a Justification Statement to accompany the Planning Application.. Value Approx £0.5m. Client Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Tadcaster.

Housing development for Messrs. J.A.B. Short. Old Dalby. Nottinghamshire

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